Saturday, December 06, 2008

FAREWELL TO FORREST J ACKERMAN


Prince Sirki paid a visit to Forrest J Ackerman just a few minutes before midnight on Thursday. He was known as Uncle Forry to the readers of Famous Monsters of Filmland and besides being an editor and writer his most important role was a champion of sci-fi (a name that he invented) and horror movies.

He was 92 and will be missed by many.

Read more about Forry's passing here and here.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I knew Forry was fading, and wrote him a fan letter just a few weeks ago to thank him for all of the hours (years!) of happiness he and his magazine provided to me and my older brother. I think he knew how many people loved him, and it seemed that he appreciated every one of his loyal fans as much as they appreciated him.